UK river information
The UK Rivers Guidebook provides information about rivers across the UK, and categorises them into easy/intermediate/difficult/playspot.
The canoedaysout site provides information about not too strenuous trips, aimed at a relaxing paddle through the countryside.
People share their experiences of canoe trips, by writing about access points and interesting spots, with accompanying photos from along the way.
The Canoeist's Guide to the River Wye is a comprehensive guide published by the Environment Agency.
We are lucky to have the Severn Estuary on our doorstep, which gives us plenty of opportunities to take short sea paddling trips along the North Somerset coast around Clevedon.
The Severn Estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world, and the tides move extremely quickly, so some care is advisable.
The following links provide details of the tides around this area:
If you are going out on to the sea for a long trip, it is advisable to inform the Coastguard when and where you intend paddling.
DON'T FORGET to inform the Coastguard AFTER you have returned safely, or you may be responsible for triggering an incident. For non-emergency matters, telephone:(01792) 366534
The nearest local retailer of equipment is the Canoe and Kayak Store, Damery Works, Woodford, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9JR